Edvance receives funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Workplace Literacy (WLN) funding pool and uses this funding to support the delivery of learning programmes to clients. Programmes are delivered across multiple and culturally diverse employer sites nationwide.





Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Training


Training Topics:

  • Communication skills
  • Health & Safety skills
  • Problem solving
  • Understanding workplace documentation
  • Filling out forms
  • Skills for Emerging Leaders
  • Skills for Leaders
  • English for speakers of other languages
  • Computer skills
  • Time management
  • Workplace writing – professional emails and documents
  • Workplace Literacy & Numeracy
  • Apprenticeship Support – Literacy & Numeracy

Workplace Training

Our tutors come to you and work directly onsite with you. We offer dedicated support and guidance to learners in their familiar work environment.


Edvance is NZQA accredited. This means NZQA unit standards can be included in the programme for an additional cost.

We tailor programmes to suit your workplace needs.

Funded Workplace Training


  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Time management
  • Quality management


  • Giving clear instructions
  • Running a meeting
  • Difficult conversations
  • Building a team


  • ‘My roles and responsibilities’
  • Training staff
  • Hazard management & incident reporting
  • Complete NZQA H&S unit standards


  • Filling in forms
  • Writing clear emails
  • Report writing
  • Support for English second language staff


  • Reading to understand
  • Finding information in a document
  • Understanding & following quality procedures
  • Support for English second language staff


  • Listening & speaking
  • Assertiveness
  • Conflict management
  • Support for English second language staff


  • Financial literacy
  • Decimal points
  • Percentages
  • Cubic to linear metre conversion


  • Safe use of digital devices
  • Fundamentals of MS Word
  • Fundamentals of MS Excel
  • Using email programmes

How does it work?

  • Each learner sets goals and a plan is developed to incorporate these alongside company needs
  • The curriculum is developed from workplace tasks and materials and is specific to your company
  • Tutors identify the skills individual employees need most and work on them
  • Tutors work with real applications, such as a quote or report that needs to be written, an agenda for a meeting, time sheets etc.
  • Full confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • Tutors adapt their teaching style to the requirements of the individual workplace
  • Learning builds on existing skills and develops new ones
  • Progress reports are provided by Edvance to keep your company informed of the employee’s progress and achievement.
Small groups

What do you get?

Staff with an ability to think, analyse, problem solve, communicate, run meetings, speak up at meetings, put forward ideas for improvement, make efficient use of time and plan ahead, as well as read and understand written documentation and complete all written work in a professional manner.

Some of the issues overcome by engaging in Edvance workplace programmes:

  • Errors on emails and quotes which have reflected negatively on the professionalism of a company
  • Frustration and time wasting because co-workers were constantly rechecking the invoicing details written by a colleague
  • Workplace errors and accidents with staff not completing accident / incident report forms, resulting in Management being unaware of accidents / incidents which have occurred
  • Apprentices have been unable to understand assignment tasks and have lagged behind in apprenticeship papers
  • Foreman and team leaders displayed aggressive behaviour toward the team
  • The inability of leaders to motivate and lead their team
  • Internally promoted foreman displayed avoidance of paperwork and was unsure of how to get the team working without having to be there with them all the time
  • Internally promoted foreman avoided being with the team, preferring to move away from the team in his office doing paperwork, unable to effectively guide his team
  • Employees from China and Chile struggled to understand workplace language and were unable to read procedure manuals and complete written task sheets
  • Poor paperwork systems and bad spelling from staff sending out what should have been professional looking quotes
  • Supervisors unable to use a computer to complete required internal documents and reports
  • Foremen with no written procedure manuals to assist training and smooth working of their production team
  • Reluctance to accept internal promotion.
Textile factory workers

Make an Enquiry

Interested in finding out more information about our Workplace Training and Development programmes?

Contact us to discuss your biggest staffing and workforce challenges.

Auckland: 09 869 2227 Tauranga: 07 571 3172 or 0800 773 368

Email: info@edvance.co.nz or simply fill out the form below and we will be in touch with you directly.

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